Heavy Metal Toxicity: A Hidden Source of Hormone Disruption

2020-07-27T20:35:02+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you aware of your environmental toxin exposure? What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘heavy metals’? No one living in the modern world is immune to toxins, including heavy metals. While heavy metals are naturally found in the Earth’s crust, most human exposure is through environmental contamination from a combination of [...]

Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome the Natural Way

2020-07-15T17:55:31+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you a woman that has irregular heavy bleeding or even absent periods? One common cause of absent menstruation (amenorrhea) is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS impairs ovulation and causes infertility amongst a slew of other physical symptoms, which can affect how a woman looks and feels about herself. While there is no cure, [...]

Meditation: Why We Should and How to Get Started

2020-06-13T12:45:27+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Humans naturally have a high level of consciousness; however, it tends to be clouded by our thoughts. “You are what you think. Your mental projection is the highest projection in existence in the human body. Nothing comes from outside” - Yogi Bhajan Mastering your “Monkey Mind” Meditation is mastery of your mind and breathing [...]

Beautiful skin: An inside out approach

2020-06-08T19:35:33+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin Beauty and confidence start with what you put inside your body and taking care of yourself. This, of course, includes emotional regulation and stress management. Both skin’s physical and emotional importance is often overlooked until things start to look “bad”. Looking your best means feeling your best and vice-versa. [...]

Mind-Body Medicine: Integrative Body psychotherapy

2020-06-08T18:52:45+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

What is IBP? Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) aims to treat the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It’s a type of mind-body medicine that integrates many complementary approaches to mental health and human evolution, including Psychoanalysis, Object relations therapy, Gestalt therapy, Reichian therapy, Self psychology, Bioenergetics, Feldrekrias, Transpersonal psychology as well as Eastern [...]

Simple Herbal Teas, Vinegars, and Elixirs for Iron Deficiency

2020-05-31T19:26:31+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

If you have iron deficiency anemia (IDA), making dietary changes and your own herbal remedies can help raise your iron stores (ferritin). However, it is not universally beneficial to boost iron levels and too much can cause harm, as with many other nutrients. A note: High levels of iron are potentially toxic and even poisonous, [...]

2 Ways to do Homemade Almond Milk with Bonus Recipe: Healthy Horchata

2020-05-31T19:26:31+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Recipes|

Dr. Vanessa shows you how to make nut milk at home. Store-bought almond milk is undoubtedly convenient, but so is not having to leave the comfort of your home for a health food staple! In this video, Dr. Vanessa demonstrates two different ways to quickly create the freshest almond milk AND how [...]

Transitioning off of a Detox or Elimination-Type Diet

2020-05-31T19:27:46+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Therapeutic diets like the low FODMAP Diet, Anti-Candida Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and many Detoxification Diets (often anti-inflammatory and low allergy) can get the job done, but they are not designed to be used long-term. Lowering or removing food triggers for what ails you whether it be IBS, dysbiosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a [...]

A Holistic Approach to Oral Health

2020-05-31T19:28:42+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

The link between oral health and whole body health and wellbeing is the realm of biological dentists. Oral bacteria is associated with periodontal disease and other conditions through the body such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, and PCOS. Biological dentists and naturopathic doctors share the belief that our bodies possess [...]